Leicester Royal Infirmary
The University Division of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management is based in the Victoria Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and has been since 1983. Our main Offices are located on the 3rd Floor. We also have offices on the 2nd Floor in the Marriott Ward. A successful Pharmacology Laboratory is also maintained which supports the Clinical activities of the Division. We also have offices at the Leicester General Hospital and the Glenfield General Hospital.
Please allow plenty of time for parking as queues for the car park can be sizable. Please note that service engineers should let us know when they are arriving as alternative parking arrangements may be possible.
The routes recommended are the best-signposted ones: inward and outward routes differ where stated.
FROM M1 (SOUTH) JUNCTION 21/M69 (NORTH END)
Follow A563 OUTER RING LEICESTER SOUTH/EAST for four miles to lights at junction with A5199 NORTHAMPTON road. Turn LEFT, signposted A5199 CITY CENTRE, and follow the Welford Road for 1.5 miles. Follow road round to the RIGHT up Aylestone Road. Carry on up this road as it becomes Infirmary Road and turn LEFT into JARROM Street. Carry on along this road and follow it round as it bears to the LEFT. This is Havelock Street. The main carpark for LRI is along this road on the LEFT.
FROM M1 (NORTH) JUNCTION 22/A50 BURTON
Inward-bound: at busy times drivers are strongly advised to follow the M1 Junction 21 (see above). Otherwise, follow A50 LEICESTER signs along dual-carriageway towards city centre. Near centre A50 signs now indicate NORTHAMPTON. Follow A50 NORTHAMPTON signs through one-way system. Go under St. Nicholas Bypass and follow Newarke Street to the LEFT. At top of this road bear RIGHT onto Welford Road. Level with the prison turn RIGHT onto Infirmary Road and follow as above. Outward-bound: from the main LRI car park, turn LEFT into Havelock Street. Turn RIGHT at the lights into Walnut Street. Follow this road across the canal and over the railway bridge. At the main Upperton Road crossroads turn left onto the Narborough Road. Follow this road out and then follow M1 (NORTH) signs.
FROM A6 LOUGHBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by a short dual-carriageway, `City of Leicester' sign, and the large Red Hill roundabout (with flyover). Take the fourth exit into a 40mph dual carriage way (Abbey Lane) signposted City Centre A6. Follow this road all the way to a large T Junction. Bear right onto Vaughan Way and under St. Nicholas bypass. Follow as per M1 (NORTH) Route.
FROM A46 NEWARK
Follow CITY CENTRE signs along dual-carriageway (A607), flanked by many shops, and over the first flyover. Then take the 3rd exit from the large roundabout with a flyover over it and you are on Vaughan Way. Follow as per M1 (NORTH) Route.
FROM A47 PETERBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by a long descent, followed by `City of Leicester' sign, ascent, and 30 mph restriction. Continue along the A47 (Uppingham Road) all the way until you come to a large roundabout. At this point take the 3rd junction along St.Matthews Way, over the Burleys Flyover and down on to Vaughan Way. Now follow as per M1 (NORTH) Route.
FROM A6 MARKET HARBOROUGH
Follow A6 into city. At roundabout for Leicester Racecourse take the 2nd exit (Dual Carriageway). Follow this to the crossroads. Bear right onto the Welford Road and follow as per M1 (SOUTH) Route.
FROM A50 NORTHAMPTON
Follow A50 (Welford Road) all the way in to Leicester until it turns into Infirmary Road and turn into Jarrom Street as per M1 (SOUTH) Route.
There are direct bus services to Leicester from regional airports: Birmingham International and Nottingham East Midlands Airport and from London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick airports as well as direct trains from London-Stansted and London-Luton.
Leicester lies on the London (St. Pancras)-Sheffield, the Birmingham-Nuneaton-Peterborough-Norwich and Stansted, and the Coventry-Nottingham-Lincoln lines.
Approximate journey-times and frequencies of trains are:
From London 75 minutes/twice an hour
From Sheffield 75 minutes/every 1 1/4 hours
From Birmingham 60 minutes/hourly
Travellers from, for example, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, York, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff can on weekdays reach Leicester before lunch and return home in the evening.
Leicester Station lies on the University side of the City Centre. The Leicester Royal Infirmary may be reached on foot in 15 minutes, by walking across the junction outside the station, up Waterloo Way and then turning right along Welford Road. The main entrance is reached by turning left at Infirmary Square and walking up Infirmary Close.
National Rail Enquiries, tel: 08457 48 49 50
Telephone Sales: 0800 125 222
The National Rail web site now has a Quick Journey Planner on its homepage.
East Midlands Trains is the train operator providing service between South Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London St Pancras. Their web pages provide timetable information for London to Leicester. This is part of UK Railways on the Net.
Though not always as fast as trains, buses provide direct and cheap links between Leicester (St Margarets Bus Station) and many other cities (see UK Map).
National Express Coach Enquiries, tel: 08705 80 80 80
The National Express web site provides a timetable and booking service.